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Piton de la Fournaise volcano
Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano eruptions:
1900, 1901, 1901, 1902, 1903(?), 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908(?), 1909, 1910, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1924, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933-34, 1935(?), 1936, 1937, 1938, 1938-39, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947(?), 1948, 1948(?), 1950, 1951(?), 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955-57, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1964-65, 1966, 1972, 1973, 1973, 1975-76, 1976, 1977, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983-84, 1985-88, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000 (Feb-March), 2001 (March-April), 2001 (June-July), 2002 (Jan.), 2002 (Nov-Dec), 2003 (May) - 2004 (Jan), 2004 (May), 2004 (Aug-Oct), 2005 (Feb-March), 2005 (Oct), 2005 (Nov), 2005 (Dec)-2006 (Jan), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Oct), 2010 (Dec), 2014 (June), 2015 (Feb), 2015 (May), 2015 (Aug-Oct), 2016 (May, Sep), 2017 (Jan-Mar), 2018 (Apr, 2x), 2018 (Sep), 2019 (Feb, June)
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Effusive
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): new eruption started this morning

Tuesday Apr 03, 2018 13:21 PM | BY: T

A new eruption has started at the volcano this morning, from a fissure vent on the NE flank of Dolomieu crater inside the Enclos, about 500 m from Nez Coupé de Saite-Rose.
After gradually increasing seismic activity during the past weeks, a strong seismic swarm began this morning at 05:50 local time, reflecting the begin of the final ascent of the magma through a developing new eruptive fissure. Eruption tremor (more or less coinciding with the actual eruption) started at 10:40 local time and intensified after 11:00.
Previous news
Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
View of the eruption site at Piton de la Fournaise this afternoon
Friday, Aug 18, 2017
The eruption continues with little changes over the past weeks and remains dominantly effusive: lava continues to erupt from the 14 July fissure feeding a growing lava field. ... [more]
The main vent of Piton de la Fournaise's eruption on 30 July 2017 - 09h05 (local time) (image: OVPF / IPGP)
Monday, Jul 31, 2017
The eruption which had begun on 14 July, celebrating France's National Day, continues with little changes during the past week. ... [more]
Piton de la Fournaise's new eruption this morning (image: OVPF webcam)
Friday, Jul 14, 2017
The volcano began erupting early this morning, making it the third eruption this year (after the ones in January and May). ... [more]
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 13 Jul 2017
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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